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Kelly Gooderham

Some might consider me a hippie but I work my butt off at my job and school. I love to feel like I've done an outstanding job, whether at my actual job or in life in general.

Let me just start by saying college and high school are nothing alike. And if you think any differently, you’ll be in for a big surprise. So now’s the time to start getting serious about school and especially about study habits.

After high school I went to community college. And to be honest, it took me a little while to go through community college because I didn't know what I wanted to do.  But eventually, I graduated with a two-year associate's degree and am not at a university.

I encourage high school students to take a good look at community college as a starting point. It offers a lot of opportunities and benefits and can really help you learn some good habits – including the importance of studying.

I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn't that good at studying when I was in high school. To be honest, I didn't really try really had to get good grades.  I just kind of went with it.  But once I got into college and especially started at a university, I got into studying a lot and just kind of learned as I went. And it’s a good thing too! Study habits – good ones – are really important and will take you far (not to mention help you balance your studies and work if you happen to have a job while you’re going to school like I do). 

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Appalachian State University






Favorite Sport:

Yea right!!! Is hacky sack a sport?

Favorite Actor:

Johnny Depp

Favorite Class:

Band and Orchestra

More About Me:

Best Advice I Ever Received:

Debits on the left, credits on the right. Just kidding! Quoting from my great great grandfather, still hear it to this day from my grandmother "Waste not Want not."

Famous Person I Would Love to Meet (Living or Dead) and Why:

I'd love to meet Gordon Ramsey! He has the greatest business sense and knows his food. I would love to ask him what would work in my small town because we need some good food here!